Tag Archive: Center for Constitutional Rights
As Barack Obama looks to the end of his tenure as president and commander-in-chief, the prison camp he inherited at Guantánamo Bay remains one of his most frustrating challenges. He promised to close it on his second day in office….
(Image TecNica Volunteers) Michael Ratner, one of the most effective and respected constitutional rights attorneys in the USA and president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, died of cancer yesterday. The NY Times ran an obit that was noteworthy for…
Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 – Obituary – New York Times – by Sam Roberts – PDF
2016 Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 Michael Ratner, a fearless civil liberties lawyer who successfully challenged the United States government’s detention of terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay without judicial review, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72….
Michael Ratner, Lawyer Who Won Victory for Guantanamo Detainees, Dies at 72 – Washington Post – by Emily Langer – PDF
2016 Civil Liberties Lawyer for Detainees Michael Ratner, a civil liberties lawyer who mounted legal challenges to U.S. military actions abroad, helped represent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that defined legal rights for…
Michael Ratner, Pioneering Civil and Constitutional Rights Lawyer, Dies at Age 72 – AlterNet – by Steve Rosenfeld
Michael Ratner, one of America’s great human rights crusaders and constitutional lawyers whose lifetime of activism began in 1960s protests, died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 72. Ratner’s work spanned five decades and more than a dozen countries….
UN Victory in Assange Case – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Blog – with Melinda Taylor and Carey Shenkman
In a major legal victory for international human rights law, the UN acknowledged the risk of extradition to the United States faced by journalist Julian Assange. This decision marks a significant development in the law of detention, and has enormous…